The Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky published a tough editorial today criticizing Sen. Mitch McConnell’s speech to the Koch brothers summit earlier this summer. It ends:
“On the recently disclosed tape, McConnell is heard thanking the Koch brothers ‘for the important work you’re doing.’ I don’t know where we’d be without you.”What Kentucky voters should think about is where we’d be with them pulling the strings of the U.S. Senate.”
- Renowned author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on the need to address the “poison” of money in politics.
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who lost his primary election this year partially due to his closeness to Wall Street and big donors, will join investment bank Moelis & Company.
The company’s founder, who announced the hire, maxed out to the congressman this cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics:
During his time in Congress, Cantor received over $3 million in campaign contributions from donors and PACs at securities and investment firms and $8.9 million from the financial sector overall.
Cantor will receive a $1.4 million sign-on bonus and $2 million in annual pay, according to the Financial Times.
Think of what someone earning minimum wage could do with $2.6 million…
Find out what else Mitch McConnell said to a room full of billionaires:http://bit.ly/VQtLF5
Today’s Pearls before Swine comic is perfect. Check it out in your Sunday newspaper.
Will she or won’t she? Hill-Hill may be taking her time on the question of 2016, but one thing is for certain: the anticipation certainly isn’t hurting her stock.
The DSCC’s Women’s Senate Network just announced a new fundraiser with Hillary on the marquee. The funder is to take place at…